March 23, 2017 at 4:54AM
Disheartened with the GX8 - Possibly due to my lack of knowledge
First post so please be nice!
So I did a ton of research, looked at a second hand Sony A7 mki, looked at the Nikon D5500 and then wanted a Panasonic G7. I found a video on youtube that was saying you should future proof yourself and go 4K and (stupidly?) I took the advice.
Struggling to find a G7 for cheap(ish) on e-bay I spotted a GX8 (which I had looked at in a shop but was out of my price range) go for G7 money. So I started watching them and won one.
Kit is 14-42 Panasonic Limix G - I don't like the look of this lens but the GX8 does not have in body stabilization when filming and this lens is stabilized.
Panasonic 20mm - Brilliant lens for photos but noisy when filming and too close up for vlog style footage.
Samyang 12mm - I bought this for Vlog style videos as 12mm seemed about right - it is manual focus though so can be tedious.
Editing software - Sony Vegas 13 - footage is choppy on playback and my machine is of a decent spec - I have done some digging and found that it may be due to me firming to MP4 and Vegas liking MPEG-2?
Sorry for the long post my questions are:
What would be the best lens for Vlog style look around my surrounding type films?
Have I bought into 4K too early?
Is Sony Vegas decent enough for 4K editing?
Should I sell up now and buy a different camera and better lenses to film in 1080p rather than it being difficult to film with this 4k set up and having to downscale 4k to 1080p anyway?
Am I overthinking all of this?